Turns out that Friday the 13th was a good day for me! I headed into town to register a vehicle and couldn't resist driving by my favorite antique and junk shops. Out front of one of them were three ladder back counter stools with rush seats in perfect condition. It just so happens that I need exactly three and had been looking a long time and not finding anything I liked and that would fit in my small space. Even more surprising is that these are very sturdy, solid wood and were only $35 each!! When I wanted to buy all three, the wonderful shop keeper took $15 off. $90 total for all three stools!
I was looking them over and saw a stamp underneath that read "J.H. Craver and Son." I looked them up online and found that these stools retail for appx. $150 a piece unfinished! Well, shut my mouth!! A true bargain!
Since my house was a major fixer-upper, we didn't have a big budget for the kitchen. We had to be creative. I'll get into all the kitchen details and before and after photos in a another post. We still have a lot more to do in this old house so great bargains are always very exciting for me. It gives me extra money to spend elsewhere.
These photos will show you a little more of the color scheme in my kitchen.
Love my Friendly Village set of plates!
This is a closer view of the tile work over the sink. These are also in the island.
Dining Room Colors - you see into this room from the kitchen.
I can't wait to hear your color suggestions.